Leafs scrimmaging for your pleasure

In the early days of COVID one of the fun little training camp treats was the Blue and White scrimmage between two halves of the Leafs training camp roster. This year, with the return of the preseason, the idea of a Leafs on Leafs scrimmage seems a bit less compelling, but on the other hand, we’re at least guaranteed to see a Leafs win tonight.
The Blue and White game does serve a purpose, beyond letting everyone get a final look at Marlies depth before they report to their rink at the practice facility. It’s the opportunity for the Leafs to specifically take a look at some scenarios that they might not get as much exposure to in the preseason.

So, the structure of Friday’s Blue and White scrimmage will be:
– 20 minute first period, followed by a shootout
– 20 minute second period, followed by a full 3-on-3 OT
– 20 minute third period, focusing on special teams (aka, swapping power plays)
6 pm puck drop on TSN https://t.co/zhEZELGbWC
— Kristen Shilton (@kristen_shilton) October 1, 2021

The idea of including a 3 on 3 OT session, and a period of trading special teams opportunities has a lot of value. It also will allow …

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Author: Jon Steitzer / The Leafs Nation

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